"Destiny vs. True Love: Do We Need to Depend on Fate?"

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Sakshi A Soni
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"Destiny vs. True Love: Do We Need to Depend on Fate?"

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Hey everyone,

Let's dive into a topic as old as time itself: destiny versus true love. It's the stuff of novels, movies, and late-night conversations with friends. But do we really need to depend on destiny for true love?

Here's the scoop: Destiny is like that mysterious force guiding our lives, orchestrating chance encounters and serendipitous moments. Some folks swear by it, believing that fate has already mapped out who they'll end up with.

But hold up a second. Does true love really need destiny's permission to blossom? Isn't it about two people finding each other, regardless of what the universe has in store?

Sure, destiny might throw us a curveball every now and then, leading us to unexpected places and people. But true love? That's a different ball game altogether.

It's about connection, chemistry, and compatibility. It's about two souls clicking in a way that feels downright magical. And you know what? That kind of magic doesn't need destiny's stamp of approval.

Think about it. How many love stories do you know where fate played matchmaker? And how many more do you know where love simply happened, without any cosmic intervention?

So, here's the deal: Destiny can take a backseat when it comes to true love. Because at the end of the day, it's about two people choosing each other, day in and day out.

What do you think? Is true love at the mercy of destiny, or is it something we create for ourselves? Let's hear your thoughts!

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Re: "Destiny vs. True Love: Do We Need to Depend on Fate?"

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While destiny and fate add a layer of mystery and romance to the concept of love, I believe that true love ultimately boils down to the choices we make, the effort we invest, and the commitment we show toward our partner. This view does not diminish the magic of love but rather reinforces the idea that the most profound and enduring love stories are those in which both partners actively choose each other again and again.
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Destiny and fate certainly add intrigue to the idea of love, but I'm inclined to believe that true love is more about the choices we make and the effort we put into our relationships. While fate may play a role in bringing people together, the magic of true love lies in the connection, chemistry, and compatibility between two individuals. Ultimately, it's about actively choosing each other every day, regardless of what destiny may have in store. Love is a beautiful journey that we navigate together, shaping our own destinies along the way.
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I like to think that I can forge most of my destiny. I want to do all I can to realise my dreams. It was true about love too. At some point, I thought love was not for me. Still, I pushed myself. I have happily been with my wife for 15 years.
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Maybe true love is a combination. Maybe fate gives us a nudge, a chance encounter, but it's up to us to build something real. To show up, be vulnerable, and nurture the connection.
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Re: "Destiny vs. True Love: Do We Need to Depend on Fate?"

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Love is a choice. I don't think "fate" plays any part in it. We can choose to show someone love or not to. While we may have feelings of attachment and feelings of love. To truly love someone is a choice we have to make.
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Re: "Destiny vs. True Love: Do We Need to Depend on Fate?"

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I think true love depends on the both. Fate shapes destiny, so whatever fate has in store for a person automatically becomes one's destiny when it comes to true love. That's just how I understand it.
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